Just got in from outside. I’m “taking the week off”, which in this case means I’m working half a day Mon-Wed and taking Thursday off. Naturally, me and my colleagues all decided to go on vacation the same week, so I got stuck holding down the fort these few days since I’m not leaving the country. What are ya gonna do.
Our land lady agreed to let us have a little vegetable garden in the yard. It’s small, just 2×2 meters (6×6 ft). But let me tell you something. It is not easy to de-sod 4 square meters of lawn.
Being over-educated, Stefan and I immediately got a couple of books on gardening. One brushes this part off by saying, “Remove the sod from the area, it can be used to fill in bare patches of your lawn.” Then it breezes on to the next step. But grass wants to stay where it is, so that’s taken a few hours in total. Plus digging it all up, adding compost and some grass cuttings (which is what I was just doing), trying to keep most of the dirt within the borders. It all adds up. But at least you only have to do this part once.
We’re planning on having tomatos, peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, spinach, leeks and greens. We might have room for a few other things, but not much. 4 square meters is a lot when you’re digging it up, but not a lot when you’re planting stuff, since you have to allow for the plants to grow.
Now to wash off. Quesadilla time!